Law and Policy

Examining laws that govern sport which are critical for protection of athletes and the governing of sports bodies.

Feminism in India x The Bastion: #TheSportsEdit

Being the long-standing readers of The Bastion that you are, you probably already know that 'sport for development' is a core aspect of our coverage....

On Shaky Ground: The I-League’s Uncertain Future

Written by Suyash Tiwari  The last couple of months have been an uncomfortable period for Indian football. As the I-League clubs struggle to maintain their...
World Cup Russia

Racism on the World Stage: Russia and the FIFA World Cup

Written by Kartik Sundar Imagine having slogged on the football field day in and day out for your entire life, all to work up to...

Analysing the FA’s policy for growing footballers in their backyard

  In June 2017, England's U-20 national team defeated the Venezuelan U-20 side in the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in a tense...
Esports Is Here to Stay: Where Do India’s Pro-gamers Go From Here?

Esports Is Here to Stay: Where Do India’s Pro-gamers Go From Here?

Co-authored by Armaan RM and Simran Taneja  To a non-gamer, the difference between casual gaming and “professional” Esports is indiscernible. Much like any other sport,...

Online Fantasy Sports in India Need Uniform Legislation and Regulatory Certainty

The rapid growth in India's gaming industry is being fuelled by enhanced connectivity, with a growing youth population having shifting needs of social interaction....
Breaking Down University Sports Quotasvideo

Breaking Down University Sports Quotas

Researched by Ajith Kidambi Presented & edited by Sumit Krishna Yadav University sports quotas provide budding athletes with the opportunity to receive a decent...

Getting a Kick: The Scourge of Doping in Indian Sports

Written by Suheil Tandon and Antony CJ The figures say it all; doping in Indian sports is at an all-time ‘high’. India ranked 7th in...
Football Argentina

A Whitewashed Nation: Race and Football in Argentina

Written by Kartik Sundar  If you were to walk down the streets of Buenos Aires, you would be forgiven for thinking you were somewhere in...

A Palette of Perspectives for Indian Football’s Canvas

Curated by Adarsh Singh | Featured illustration by Shreya Bhatia for The Bastion Understanding the Context Our recently published analysis on How the AFC is Painting...